Infectious keratitis is a common corneal condition worldwide. Causes vary by region but can often lead to corneal opacity and permanent vision loss. In severe or non-responding cases it may also lead to perforation or progression to endophthalmitis. In certain cases, therapeutic keratoplasty is needed to control the disease or treat a perforation. In cases that can be controlled medically, residual corneal scarring may require keratoplasty for optical reasons. This webinar will discuss the indications, techniques and outcomes of therapeutic keratoplasty in infectious keratitis. It will also focus on timing of surgery and special considerations the corneal surgeon should take into account when performing these procedures.
Lecturer: Dr. Soledad Cortina, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Chicago, USA